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June 11th, 2017

Federer Back with Doozy of a Draw on Grass at Stuttgart; ATP Previews

(1) Roger Federer could start against (WC) Haas? What is it with these two and grass each year?

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 65 Comments »

June 7th, 2017

Djokovic Mentally Bails at French Open; Nadal, Thiem Book Semifinal

“All and all, I think it was decided in the first set,” Djokovic said after the match. “He deserved to win. He was definitely the better player on court today.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:05 pm in French Open, Tennis | 33 Comments »

June 5th, 2017

Murray Lines Up Nishikori; Nadal, Djokovic Featured Tuesday at French Open

“I think today was probably the best I have played overall,” Murray said afterwards. “It was difficult conditions. It was pretty windy out there. Each match I feel like I played better. I have hit the ball cleaner and started to see the right shots at the right moments. I’ve come a long way the last 10 days or so.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:50 pm in French Open, Tennis | 26 Comments »

June 3rd, 2017

Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule With Nadal, Djokovic at French Open

Rain postponed the completed of the men’s fourth round.

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in French Open | 47 Comments »

May 19th, 2017

Terrific Thiem Topples Nadal, Awaits Rain-Delayed Djokovic-DelPo Winner In Rome SF

There will be at least three new faces in the Rome semifinals on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Rome | 89 Comments »

May 18th, 2017

Nadal v Thiem, Djokovic v Del Potro On Big Friday In Rome

Sean Randall previews a fabulous Friday in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:44 pm in Rome | 84 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

May 7th, 2017

Cilic Wins Big Man Battle at Istanbul; Carreno Busta’s Out an ATP Title at Estoril

“I’m on a good track and feeling very well,” said Cilic, who did not drop a set all week. “In these last three or four weeks on clay, it’s never easy, but I’m trying to get better with every match.

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

May 6th, 2017

All Hands On Deck as Murray, Djokovic Headline ATP Madrid; Preview

Kyrgios starts against Marcos Baghdatis, then meets the winner of Ryan Harrison and Bernard Tomic, then would face Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 3:12 pm in Madrid | 1 Comment »

April 29th, 2017

Del Potro, Raonic Feature at 3 ATP Events Next Week; Previews

Two Top 10ers make Istanbul the top event this week…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Matches to watch for in the 1st rd. include (5) Troicki vs. the big-match Baghdatis, and (8) Darcis vs. Sela to see who can hit their way out of that paper bag…

Posted by Staff @ 11:27 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

April 21st, 2017

Djokovic Upset By Goffin, Nadal Draw Opens in Semifinals at ATP Monte Carlo

“It doesn’t matter how you played before against [Djokovic],” Goffin said. “You just have to do your best and give everything on the court. Maybe once, like today, it goes well…

Posted by Staff @ 6:44 pm in Monte Carlo | 52 Comments »

April 20th, 2017

Murray Wins, Nadal Struggles at Monte Carlo; Nadal v Zverev Thursday

“I definitely played better as the match went on,” said Murray, who hadn’t played in over a month due to a right elbow injury. “Obviously, the first service game was not ideal. But when you are coming back from not really serving for a few weeks, it’s, I think, normal.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Monte Carlo | 78 Comments »

April 14th, 2017

Monte Carlo Preview: Murray, Djokovic Return To Battle; Nadal Seeks 10th Title

Sean Randall previews the first big clay event of the season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:29 pm in Monte Carlo | 18 Comments »

March 25th, 2017

Friday Seeded Bloodbath at Men’s Miami Open Tennis; Federer Saturday

“I’m not necessarily in the best position right now, but fortunately it’s a long tournament,” Raonic said. “Doesn’t mean things can’t change and I can’t get better throughout this event.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:37 am in Miami, Tennis | 52 Comments »

March 13th, 2017

Federer, Nadal Roll, Djokovic Escapes At Indian Wells; Isner-Monfils Tonight

The top players all advanced in the Quarter of Death at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 8:52 am in Indian Wells | 7 Comments »